David Hodge wants more money

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge confirmed that the authority is planning to raise council tax by an outrageous 15 per cent. This could mean that Dormansland residents who own Band D homes will have to add at least £190 to their current tax bill.

Any proposed council tax increase of more than 4.99 per cent requires a public referendum to be held on the issue.

Do Surrey Tories really think that residents will back their plan?